- the act of playing drums
- tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes
The act of striking a part of the body with short sharp blows as an aid in diagnosing the condition of the parts beneath by the sound obtained.
Percussion instruments are those which are usually struck with sticks to produce a sound. This can include timbales, wood blocks, triangle, xylophones, marimbas, vibraphones, and all drums. Other percussion instruments include shakers such as maracas, bells or the tambourine. If they call you Mr Tambourine Man, then you`re a percussionist (albeit ...Found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/soldonsong/glossary/p.shtml
- tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes 2. [n] - the act of playing drums 3. [n] - the act of exploding a percussion capFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=percussion
Tapping the surface of the body to assess the organs/tissue beneath it. For example, tapping the chest and listening to the sounds produced. Normal lung tissue sounds hollow, but if the lung tissue is full of mucus, blood or other fluid, then it sounds more solid.
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The art of striking the chest or abdominal wall in order to produce sound vibrations from which the nature of the underlying structures can be deduced.
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[ Latin percussio
: confer French percussion
. See Percuss
The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. 2.
Hence: The effect of violent collisi...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/52
1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, especially. Such as gives a sound or report. ... 2. Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear. 'The thunderlike percussion of thy sounds.' (Shak) ... 3. <medicine> The act of tapping or striking the surface of the ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
the act of exploding a percussion capFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=percussion
tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposesFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=percussion
(pәr-kush´әn) in physical examination, striking a part of the body with short, sharp blows of the fingers in order to determine the size, position, and density of the underlying parts by the sound obtained. Percussion is most commonly used on the chest and back for examination of the heart and lungs. F...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. • (n.) The act of tapping or striking the surface of the body in order to learn the condition of the parts beneath by the sound emitted or the sensation imparted to the fingers. Percussion is said to be immediate i...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/percussion/
in medicine, diagnostic procedure that entails striking the body directly or indirectly with short, sharp taps of a finger or, rarely, a hammer. The ... [2 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/42
Type: Term Pronunciation: per-kŭsh′ŭn Definitions: 1. A diagnostic procedure designed to determine the density of a body part by the sound produced by tapping the surface with the finger or a plessor; performed primarily over the chest to determine presence of normal air content in the lungs and over the abdomen to evaluate air in t...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=66841
Percussion is a method of tapping on a surface to determine the underlying structure, and is used in clinical examinations to assess the condition of the thorax or abdomen. It is one of the five methods of clinical examination, together with inspection, palpation, auscultation, and inquiry. It is done with the middle finger of on...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion_(medicine)
essentially rhythmic instruments such as drums, cymbals, gongs, and triangle.Found on http://www.whitstablechoral.org.uk/membership/glossary-of-musical-terms/
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